A Timely Warning-
Roll over Wordsworth
Incessantly they spring out, stiff necked trumpeting.
See they all stand erect, face the same direction.
Observe the perfect spears, the sheer silver sheen of each blade
as they quiver in the wind.
they are massing under trees, taking over banks,
lining the motorways,
they have commandeered suburban gardens,
there’s been reports of millions by the lake,
no one will escape- the f***’in daffodils.
The 7th Underground Cinema Award .
Bog Meditation-I’m still getting used to the idea that a film featuring my poetry and sculpture has been seen at film festivals on both sides of the atlantic in the last year. The film was nominated in the Documentaries Category of the Underground Cinema. Picture shows cast and sound man at Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on November 5th.2016, awards night.We had previously been privilaged to win an award at the Hollywood International independent Documentary Awards in September. The project was facilitated by the IFI for the Bealtaine Festival. It shows the process of making bog sculptures and the sound track features readings of some of my poems inspired by this work. The whole film was shot in one day, from digging in the fog, in the bog, in the Feather Beds to the experimental sculpture workshop in Beaver Row Studios. It was ‘no budget and non scripted’ Luke Ryan was behind the camera and instructed us in editing. Glenda Cimino who directed the film travelled to Hollywood for the screening and award ceremony. The film is 9 min. long but you can see trailer here-
Christine Broe was born in Dublin in 1948, where she settled and raised a family of seven. Having worked as an art teacher and art therapist she began writing poetry in the 1990’s. She is a long time member of the Rathmines Writer’s Group and has facilitated numerous creative writing workshops.
Having won the inaugural Brendan Kennelly Award in 2001 and gaining international recognition with the awarding of the Premio Cittá di Olbia prize in 2002, Swan Press published her debut collection Solas Sólás in 2003.
Her most recent collection Lifting Light contains poems inspired by bog sculptures, poems twinned with paintings and poems from her everyday life inspired by friendships and family.
Use the player below to hear Christine reading poems & talking about her new collection Lifting Light on Rhyme & Reason, Dublin South FM.
Both of Christine’s published collections are available to order online, please follow the link below to visit her Big Cartel online store.
Bog Sculptures & Poetry
The 8th Child